Test Engineer - Space Systems

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, an employee-owned company, is seeking a talented Test Engineer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the U.S. engaging in the intelligence, missiles, aviation, space, and cyber fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering and scientific solutions.

The Test Engineer will serve as test planner and engineer for fast-paced projects focused on design and test of a new systems. The individual will support diverse projects in the Space Systems Division involving space technologies, subsystems, and systems. The individual will interface with department leadership and project engineers/managers, mechanical designers, analysts, component engineers, other test engineers, systems engineers, safety, and quality with Dynetics.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Using system requirements to generate test plans for development, qualification, and acceptance phases of hardware projects
  • Developing schematics and test facility layouts
  • Working with project engineers and test technicians to determine and support procurement of test equipment
  • Creating test plans and detailed step-by-step test procedures to satisfy requirements
  • Conducting tests according to approved procedures
  • Performing test data analysis
  • Completing requirements verification and validation documentation and reports

Basic Qualifications

Possess a Bachelor's of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Candidate must have at least (3) three years of test planning and execution experience.  

Candidates must have knowledge of and experience with defense, civil, and/or commercial space engineering practices and processes, including the product development cycle through qualification and production. 

Candidates must have experience developing and executing hardware test plans and procedures to meet rigorous requirements. 

Candidates must have direct, hands-on experience with hardware and/or subsystem testing, including: 

  • developing fluid systems and schematics 
  • operating pressurized systems 
  • working with data systems, instrumentation, and test data analysis 
  • capabilities with electrical and mechanical system troubleshooting

The position will require the ability to work outside in all weather conditions.

The position will require the ability to lift and/or carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds. 

The position requires occasional travel to support testing and/or meeting at customer sites (10% travel). 

Position requires candidates to be capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment working closely with multi-disciplinary teams.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.


Other Qualifications

Preference shown to candidates who possess a Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Preferred candidates will also meet some of the following:

  • LabVIEW experience
  • MATLAB experience


Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen.

Possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.


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